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Poster: LAJ Date: Mar 25, 2006 1:59pm
Forum: netlabels Subject: PROCESSED FIELD RECORDINGS: Experiencing Unfamiliar Places - Reflections of Subjective Feelings


If you visit the introductory page on the website of sound artist Aaron Ximm [Quiet American], he says that his purpose in recording and manipulating what he hears is “... to sketch in sound the experience of being in an unfamiliar place.” In the text accompanying Emil Klotzsch””s Tiefe Berge Autoplate release [APL036] whose sounds are based on processed organic field recordings recorded during a visit to the Scottish Highlands, he comments that “...the music is a mirror of the subjective feelings I experienced...”

Sometimes field recordings are used to add an additional layer of sound to a composition - one more texture of interest - a little something extra to convey a sense of time, place, and purpose. Other times, the field recordings themselves are the source of the sounds - serving the dual purpose of reflecting the impressions of the creator and encouraging the listener to create his/her own.

Sometimes field recordings are just gently processed and still maintain their true quintessence. Other times, as Christopher McFall put it, they are “engineered beyond recognition (text accompanying A Starved-Strafe Lancing Machine [CNV25])”, and the listener is left only with ghosts of the original sounds - disembodied from the parent source and awaiting to be captured and made sense of by the listener.

As far as I can tell, all the selections here have some connection to field recordings (or captured sounds). But for one possible selection, nothing here is a pristine (no phonography per se) field recording.

A search of the Archive under the subject “field recordings” gives a substantial list of results, and what I’ve selected here is just a snapshot of what is available - a reflection of my personal preferences and tastes.

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PLAYLIST {M3U attachment follows]:

1- 2. Emil Klotzsch - Tiefe Berge [Autoplate] || sctl117 + sctl12
http://www.archive.org/details/apl036

http://www.archive.org/download/apl036/apl036-08-emil_klotzsch_-_sctl17.mp3
http://www.archive.org/download/apl036/apl036-02-emil_klotzsch_-_sctl12.mp3

3. Brian Lavelle - The Houses of the Russians [Conv] || Faint Lights
http://www.archive.org/details/cnv19

http://www.archive.org/download/cnv19/cnv19_-_brian_lavelle_-_06_faint_lights.mp3

4 - 5. V/A- A Baker's Dozen [Part 1 & Part 2] || [sic] - Bells of Beaconsfield + Mnortham - Owenoi
http://adozen.org/releases/adz001.htm#t4
http://adozen.org/releases/adz002.htm#t6

http://adozen.org/releases/adz001/[adz001]-04-[sic]_-_bells_of_beaconsfield_lowq.mp3
http://adozen.org/releases/adz002/[adz002]-06-mnortham_-_owenoi_lowq.mp3

6. ANGELswing - As Everything Fell From The Sky [Dark Winter] || The Rooftops Were On Fire and No One Cared
http://www.darkwinter.com/dw017.html

http://www.darkwinter.com/dw017/dw017-ANGELswing-03-the_rooftops_were_on_fire_adn_no_one_cared.mp3

7. Off The Sky - Studies Of Lifeform In Transit [Autoplate] }} Everyday Deterioration
http://www.archive.org/details/apl014

http://www.archive.org/download/apl014/apl014-01-off_the_sky_-_everyday_deterioration.mp3

8. Daniel Maze - Elementary EP [Top-40] || One More Before the Grade 7s (flutes only}
http://www.archive.org/details/top.19

http://www.archive.org/download/top.19/top.19-daniel-maze-02-one-more-before-the-grade-7s.mp3

9. Spagirus - Conjunctium Animorum
http://www.ruccas.org/index.php?Spagirus

http://ruccas.org/pub/Spagirus/05%20Coniunctium%20Animorum.mp3

10. Formication - Pieces for a Condemned Piano [Dark Winter] || The Final Stage of Trauma
http://www.darkwinter.com/dw019.html

http://www.darkwinter.com/dw019/dw019-Formication-02-The_Final_Stage_of_Trauma.mp3

11 - 12. Peter Prautzsch (Palac) - Old Cassette + In the Afternoon We Sat Down and Talked
http://www.palac.de
http://www.ruccas.org/index.php?Peter%20Prautzsch

http://www.palac.de/mp3/light/03%20Palac%20-%20Old%20Cassette.mp3
http://www.palac.de/mp3/afternoon/03%20Palac%20(Peter%20Prautzsch)%20-%20In%20the%20afternoon%20we%20sat%20around%20and%20talked%20ep%20-%20Twelve%20minute%20diary.mp3

13. Pacta Sunt Servanda - A Trap It Is [It‘s a Trap] || Reinvent the Reincarnation
http://www.archive.org/details/iatmp3003

http://www.archive.org/download/iatmp3003/01-pacta_sunt_servanda-reinvent_the_reincarnation-iat_64kb.mp3

14 - 15. David Fungi - Organic Shade Vol. 2 [Sinewaves] ||Wood and Wind and Water + Gia Vissuto
http://www.sinewaves.it/s3p029.htm

http://www.sinewaves.it/%5Bs3p029%5Ddavid_fungi-organic_shade_vol_2-2006/02-wood_and_wind_and_water.mp3
http://www.sinewaves.it/%5Bs3p029%5Ddavid_fungi-organic_shade_vol_2-2006/04-gia_vissuto.mp3

16. Gultskra Artikler - Gololed [Autoplate] || Logole
http://www.archive.org/details/apl019

http://www.archive.org/download/apl019/apl019-09-gultskra_artikler-logoled.mp3

17. Clutter - Shopping in a Shipyard Town [Earth Monkey] || S/T
http://www.archive.org/details/clutter_shoppinginashipyardtown

http://www.archive.org/download/clutter_shoppinginashipyardtown/clutter_shoppinginashipyardtown_05_shopping_in_a_shipyard_town.mp3

18. Coeval - Distante [Minusn] || Psicoanalisis
http://www.archive.org/details/mn005

http://www.archive.org/download/mn005/mn005_04-coeval-psicoanalisis_a.mp3

19. Normal Music - Let's Do Really Strange Things And Call Them Normal [Autoplate] || Migratory Patterns of Youth
http://www.archive.org/details/apl022

http://www.archive.org/download/apl022/apl022-03-normal_music_-_migratory_patterns_of_youth.mp3

20. Mark Hamn - Function Buttons [Complementary Distribution]| || Autre Chose
http://www.archive.org/details/cod005

http://www.archive.org/download/cod005/cod005_01-mark_hamn-une_autre_chose.mp3

21. Adam Mokan - Dancing Sandwiches (Vol.1) [] Restless Spirits
http://www.archive.org/details/rb107

http://www.archive.org/download/rb107/03_restless_spirits.mp3

22 - 23. V/A - Far Afield: A Webbed Hand Compilation [Webbed Hand] || Eric Bollman - 14th Street + Thantos Chrysalis - Afar
http://www.archive.org/details/wh055

http://www.archive.org/download/wh055/wh055_B09_Eric_Bollman_14th_Street.mp3
http://www.archive.org/download/wh055/wh055_B11_Thanos_Chrysakis_Afar.mp3

24. Jonas Lindgren - Radioskugga || Track 02
http://www.archive.org/details/Jonas_Lindgren-Radioskugga

http://www.archive.org/download/Jonas_Lindgren-Radioskugga/Track02_64kb.mp3

25. Brian Lavelle - The Houses of the Russians [Conv] || Blessed Medals
http://www.archive.org/details/cnv19

http://www.archive.org/download/cnv19/cnv19_-_brian_lavelle_-_04_blessed_medals.mp3

26. Telepherique vs Rudra Vena - North || Karnchatka
http://www.archive.org/details/pmact1TelepheriquevsRudravenaNorth

http://www.archive.org/download/pmact1TelepheriquevsRudravenaNorth/TelepheriquevsRudravenaKamchatka.mp3

27. /DEX / h.h.t.p. / -ED - Micro_Motion [Nexsound] || Zeel
http://www.archive.org/details/ns16

http://www.archive.org/download/ns16/01-idex-zeel.mp3

28. Doc - Nein Absolut Nicht [Music Trade] || Nyphenburg Dub
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22%20field%20recordings%22&sort=-%2Fmetadata%2Fpublicdate

http://www.archive.org/download/mt006/03_-_Nymphenburg_Dub.mp3

29. Doctors Wood - Cyclopsychosomaticsemantic Experience
http://www.archive.org/details/megday

http://www.archive.org/download/megday/13_Wood_64kb.mp3

30. V/A - Norberg 2005 Field Mixes [Musictrade] || Doc - Looking for Sophie
http://www.archive.org/details/mt003

http://www.archive.org/download/mt003/06_-_Doc_-_Looking_for_Sophie.mp3

31. Dan Ake - Melophobia [Comfort Stand] || Moose Sighs
http://www.archive.org/details/csr069

http://www.archive.org/download/csr069/csr069_dan-ake_melophobia_02_moose-sighs.mp3

32. Mark Templeton - Frail As Breath [Robotopera] || Not Alone Anymore
http://www.archive.org/details/ROP-005

http://www.archive.org/download/ROP-005/01_Not_Alone_Anymore.mp3

33. Vesica Piscis (remixed by Elmooht) - Imaginary Films [Post Under] || Cathedral
http://www.archive.org/details/vesica_piscis_remixed_by_elmooht_-_imaginary_films

http://www.archive.org/download/vesica_piscis_remixed_by_elmooht_-_imaginary_films/vesica_piscis_remixed_by_elmooht_-_imaginary_films_-_10_cathedral_64kb.mp3

34. Gultskra Artikler - Moreprodukt [Nexsound] || Gafilter
http://www.archive.org/details/pls004

http://www.archive.org/download/ns43/01-gultskra_artikler_-_gafilter.mp3

35. Mathieu Ruhlmann - The Calm of the Suns [Entity] || Aymasa
http://www.archive.org/details/ntt025

http://www.archive.org/download/ntt025/04-mathieu_ruhlmann-aymasa_64kb.mp3

36. Christopher McFall - A Starved-Strafe Lancing Machine [Conv] || Microdissect
http://www.archive.org/details/cnv25

http://www.archive.org/download/cnv25/cnv25_-_christopher_mcfall_-_01_-_microdissect.mp3

37. Rien a Voir 15 EP [Conv] || As Red As Rubies
http://www.archive.org/details/cnv27

http://www.archive.org/download/cnv27/cnv27_-_k_m_krebs_-_02_-_as_red_as_rubies.mp3

38. Mystified : V/A - To Ancient Noise: A Webbed Hand Compilation [Webbed Hand] || Ghosts of the Band
http://www.archive.org/details/wh024

http://www.archive.org/download/wh024/wh024_07_mystified_GhostsoftheBand.mp3

39. Mystified - Emanate [Webbed Hand] || Emanate
http://www.archive.org/details/wh038

http://www.archive.org/download/wh038/wh038_01_mystified_emanate.mp3

40.. Mark McLaren - More Than Everything EP [Conv] || More Than Everything
http://www.archive.org/details/cnv29

http://www.archive.org/download/cnv29/cnv29_-_mark_mclaren_-_01_-_more_than_everything.mp3




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Poster: mystified Date: Mar 26, 2006 1:44am
Forum: netlabels Subject: Re: PROCESSED FIELD RECORDINGS: Experiencing Unfamiliar Places - Reflections of Subjective Feelings

Very interesting / pertinent. Thank you!

--Thomas